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Woman arrested for allegedly attacking a store clerk, spitting on officers after refusing to wear mask

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Posted at 6:07 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 18:07:44-04

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (WXYZ) — A Macomb County woman allegedly attacked a Nino Salvaggio's employee and then spit on police officers after she refused to wear a mask inside the grocery store.

The 33-year-old Roseville woman allegedly entered the store in St. Clair Shores on April 26. An employee asked the suspect to leave as she was not wearing a mask.

The suspect then allegedly attacked the store employee and refused to leave.

Police were called to assist with the suspect, who allegedly behaved erratically, attacked and spit on police officers.

She was charged with a felony of assaulting a police officer and misdemeanor assault and battery.

A 33-year old Roseville woman stands accused of attacking a Nino Salvaggio’s store employee and refusing to comply with requests from police officers.

“During this unprecedented time, we know tensions are running high. Patience and understanding are greatly encouraged as we all try our best to acclimate to the new and often-changing expectations. However, the repeated inappropriate behavior of this suspect cannot be tolerated,” said Acting-Prosecuting Attorney Jean Cloud. “This suspect’s repeated actions clearly demonstrated a willful disregard of the safety of those around her.”

Editor's note: The booking photo is provided by the Macomb Daily.